The elephant does size quite well –
No miniature is this –
With being X X X X L,
He’s something you can’t miss.

And if you should dispute with one,
Then, let me tell you, mate,
As creatures of the jungle run,
He carries lots of weight!

The feet are handily designed
As being rather flat;
So if he stomps you, be resigned
To going splitty-splat.

Most noses only pick up scent,
An elephant, though, shows,
It isn’t just a scent he meant
To pick up with his nose!

(A jumbo with some sentiment
Does seem a funny trick –
You’d think emotion past them went:
Their hides are all so thick!)

He’s known to be a pachyderm;
That nose is called a trunk;
So one knows why the packy-term –
He packs the trunk with junk!

Two teef have grown quite oversize,
Such tusks are used to poke:
When poking fun with them he tries,
You will not see the joke!

Remember that he won’t forget
If you him off have peed –
‘Fhe does it back, you’ll get so wet
That CPR you’ll need!

He flaps large ears before a charge;
He has loud pet to trump;
His rump is also overlarge –
He is a heffy-lump!


© August 2010 Colonialist (Word/Press/Letterdash)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. granny1947 says:

    You have taken me back to Winnie the Pooh and herrible horrilump!!!


  2. adeeyoyo says:

    Heehee, sweet! @Cin – interesting…


  3. cindy says:

    LOL! Very nice Col.
    Did you know they are right- or left-trunked?


  4. Jingle says:

    you make me smile,
    love your talent here…


  5. Artswebshow says:

    lol. excellent.
    I like the humour in this


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